Charge Missile in the white and green, breaks from the pack to win in the second race at Burrandowan last year.
Charge Missile in the white and green, breaks from the pack to win in the second race at Burrandowan last year. Michael Nolan

Burrandowan Picnic Races just around the bend

BURRANDOWAN picnic races will be celebrating 96 years of racing and enjoying the rural atmosphere.

Burrandowan society president Brendan McCormack said the day will be quite an experience for everyone.

"Its one of the few race meetings left so close to Brisbane that has a true sort of picnic feel about it," he said.

There will be clay target shooting from 9am before the five-race race program kicks off from 1.30pm.

In between races the best fashion on the field will be awarded to the best dressed classic lady, couple, contemporary lady and gentleman.

"You always get a lot of people very well dressed, some of them go to a lot of trouble," Mr McCormack said.

Food and a licensed bar will be available throughout the day and camping facilities will be open for those wishing to stay the night.

Camping fees will be $10 a night, per person, however the Saturday night will be complimentary, and shuttle buses will run from Kingaroy, he said.

Entertainment continues into the night with the Kingaroy State High School Band playing from 4.45pm and South Burnett band RiSa playing from 6pm.

Burrandowan's pit-fired BBQ will heat up with a competition for the best presented picnic table, Mr McCormack said.

Tickets are $25 each and children under 18 gain free entry to the races held on Saturday May 12 at the Burrandowan Picnic Race Club.

For more information and maps on how to get to the races visit the Burrandowan website.

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